Minneapolis Mandates Benchmarking

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03/25/2013

Minneapolis Mandates Benchmarking

Rating and disclosure requirements support emissions goals

 

Minneapolis is the latest city to require energy and water benchmarking for commercial buildings.

Using the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the phased program targets city-owned buildings over 25,000 square feet and private properties over 50,000 square feet.

The city specified that “rating and disclosure is a policy tool that uses market forces, not performance or design mandates, to increase building energy performance awareness and motivate owners and tenants to invest in efficiency improvements.”

The move also supports greenhouse gas reduction targets set by the community – 15% by 2015 and 30% by 2025.

Prior to adoption, 751 area buildings already used Portfolio Manager, estimates the EPA.

San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Austin, TX, also require performance benchmarking.

 

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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


 
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